As many as 30 participants representing different regions of Jammu & Kashmir attended a dialogue session organised by the Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation (CDR) in Jammu city of Indian Held Kashmir, says a report reaching here on Tuesday.

“The participants of the two-day inter-regional dialogue at Jammu jointly looked at the possibilities to continue and sustain inter-regional exchange of ideas, views and opinions on issues relating to all the stakeholders,” the report said quoting a joint statement issued by the CDR at the conclusion of the conference.

“This initiative aims to bring together all regions of Jammu and Kashmir to understand each other’s viewpoints and perceptions on contentious issues and build bridges of understanding and cooperation. The group will work on trust-building among the regions and the people by jointly tackling issues that otherwise we shy away from.”  

The report further said that it was also aimed to take away the people from rhetoric and falsehood that was propagated for vested interests. “The group also strives to organise meetings, seminars and workshops among well-meaning people in the regions where people have grievances in the Kashmir valley, Jammu and Ladakh, but ensures participation from all regions and sub-regions,” it said.

The  group also unanimously recognises the aspirations and voices of all the communities and regions living in Jammu and Kashmir, according to the report.